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Today's News

  • Thunder on Hillary’s left

        Watching the jockeying for the “Democratic” presidential nomination next year is going to be entertaining. Not that there is any doubt about who the “Democrats’” nominee will be.

  • Turning point

        The murder of two New York City police officers Saturday should have been met with disdain. But for some, it apparently was an opportunity to celebrate some payback for what they perceive to be wrong-doing by police in Missouri, New York and—quite frankly—just about anywhere.
        The murderer of the two slain officers certainly had recent events in mind when he strolled up to the car of the NYPD officers and shot them both at point-blank range.

  • BRWA develops strategic plan

    Staff reports
        
        The Bedford Regional Water Authority has released its first strategic plan that will guide the Authority over the next few years.
        “It’s been an exciting process to go through for the Authority. After operating for a year and a half, we are ready to take the next step of planning for the future to ensure that we are the most efficient and effective water authority we can be,” stated Brian Key, Authority executive director.

  • Mature Driver Law change goes into effect Jan. 1

        Beginning January 1, Virginia law requires drivers age 75 and older to visit a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customer service center every five years to renew their driver’s licenses.
        These drivers do not need to renew their licenses until their current licenses are set to expire. At each renewal, they will have a vision screening, which is the standard for all individuals renewing in person.
        Currently, drivers 80 and up renew their licenses in person every eight years.

  • Even at 88, county woman keeps up the pace

        Jean Baum is a remarkable person.

        While Jean now resides in Bedford County, most of her life was spent in Wisconsin where she first taught chemistry at the University of Wisconsin and then raised three children.
         She was also instrumental in the foundation of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association in Wisconsin.  And at 88 years old, Jean Baum is still active showing her walking horse, ‘Walk on Command’ at breed horse shows throughout the Southeast.

  • What to do with BMS?

        Within the next couple of years a new middle school will be built to replace Bedford Middle School in the Liberty zone.
        While there will be much excitement about opening the new school—once it is built—the current middle school building will then become vacant. So what will its future be?
        Bedford Town Council has selected a group of local individuals to help guide that decision.

  • Fire department volunteers donate hams to BCM

        Many less fortunate families in Bedford will have a Christmas ham at their dinner table this Thursday as a result of actions taken by the Bedford Fire Department.

        The Bedford County Board of Supervisors approved funding in the Department of Fire & Rescue’s budget for volunteer appreciation. County fire & rescue officials chose to purchase hams with this appreciation funding to give to the volunteers.

  • Goodview man sentenced for accident that took life of his friend

        A 22-year-old Goodview man will spend 12 months in jail for an involuntary manslaughter conviction involving a single-vehicle accident that killed a Bedford man.

        Durham Westley Falabella received a 10-year-sentence with all but 12 months of that sentence suspended, on the involuntary manslaughter conviction. He also received a 12 month sentence on a misdemeanor driving under the influence conviction, which runs concurrently with the other sentence.

  • Competent to stand trial

        A Bedford woman, charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old son, has been declared mentally competent to stand trial.

  • Tough early going in the Blue Ridge

     

    Nothing is easy when it comes to Blue Ridge basketball.  You have to fight for every crumb and, even then, it takes a lot of those crumbs to make a meal.

    Both the boys and girls teams of Staunton River got a taste of what lies ahead on their Blue Ridge plates, as they each played a pair of BRD foes:  Northside and William Byrd.

    Of those four games, River escaped with but a single win, when the Lady Eagles topped Northside 43-36, on Wednesday evening.

    That same night, their brethren were topped by the Vikings, 70-53.